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Catana 40S - VENDU
(12,20 m) - 1992

Layout :

  • Length : 12,20 m (40' 0")
  • LOA : 12,2 m - 40' (with extended aft platforms)
  • Beam : 5.90 m (19'3")
  • Draft : from 1,10 to 2,00 m - 3'6" to 6'5" (daggerboards)
  • Headroom : 1,80 m (5'9")
  • Gauge : 6,5 tons
  • Material : Airex polyester reinforced
  • Rigging : Sloop
  • Engine : Volvo (2002 type) original 18CV S Drive

Tax paid for French Polynesia

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 10,74 M XPF / 90 000 €

Catamaran of a renowned manufacturer and very well maintained.

Swift and very seaworthy boat, ideal for Polynesia.

Interior fittings :

5 sleeps

Port hull

  • Bunk in forepeak with 2 large trunks (sails, suitcases, etc ..)
  • Gangway with shelves, with cupboards and wardrobe at the level of the descent of the saloon
  • Central trapeze berth 190 * (135 - 95) with large storage lockers (lockers), port drift gate
  • Head transformed into office (local to do everything) in aft side
  • Port engine cabin with access to all components (hydraulic, batteries, etc.). Double partition.

Starboard hull

  • Technical room with small desk and storage in the forepeak (convertible cabin as on port), with partition reinforcement.
  • Central trapeze berth 190 * (135 - 95) with large storage lockers (lockers), starboard drift
  • Gangway with cupboards and wardrobe at the level of the descent of the saloon
  • Aft head with handshower, sink, WC (currently not connected, possibility to go back crusher or pump) and equipped.
  • Starboard engine cabin with access. Double partition.


  • Hemispherical saloon, folding table and large shelves above the seats.
  • Galley in length on port side
  • Fridge on starboard (work plan on fridge hoods)

Listing :

Building and history

Airex polyester reinforced catamaran, type Catana 40 S built in 1992, by Catana France shipyards, according to Lock Crowther designs.
Its owner buys her in 1992 in Aix en Provence, stayed in the Mediterranean until 2002 when he left for Polynesia via Panama. Arrived in Tahiti in 2005 by the Gambiers and the Marquesas.

2 Engines on board

Port: Volvo 18 HP S Drive (original 2002, 1150 hours)
Starboard: Volvo 18 HP S Drive (original 2002, 1150 hours)
Starters changed in 2016 + Rotor / stat 2018
Heat exchangers changed in December 2015
Transmission: Saildrives (new bellows, anodes, hubs May 2017).
Stainless steel fuel tanks of 2 * 50 liters : 100L in total + cans
Tanks cleaned in November 2017

Sloop rigging

Original rig except 2 stays changed in 2010
Main sail 6 battens 57m² - 4 reefs of 2001
Genoa 34m² on Profurl furler
Jib 25m² on removable stay 2001
Storm-jib 2001
1 asymmetric spinnaker MidiVoiles 95m2

Steering gear

2 hydraulic wheel bars
Refurbishment of one of the rudders in March 2006 (1 spare rudder with rings).
Stainless steel rudderstock
L & S cylinders changed in 2015

Ground tackle

Electric windlass GDI 1000W with remote control
Main Anchor: Spade anchor 18kg + 75 meter chain of 12 (2010)
Aft anchorage: anchor CQR Plastimo 9kg + chain + floating end


Fresh water: 1 stainless steel tank of 400 liters + 1 can of 20L
Eno stove 3 burners (2015). Possibility of adding an oven
Stainless steel double sink, fresh water under pressure
Hot water tank 34 liters 220V
90-liter sideboard refrigerator, Waeco group
1 indoor shower + 1 shower on port aft platform
1 WC to go up (new parts) with crusher
Car radio with speakers to reconnect


2 Gel house batteries
2 engine batteries 74Ah Varta May 2017
2 solar panels 55 x 120 adjustable, capture 1.3 m²
Victron Blue Power Battery Charger 12V / 17A waterproof
2 Alternators: original on port, changed on starboard
12V 220V ProSine 1000W converter
LED lighting

Electronic and navigation instruments

New Raymarine navigation unit (ST60 + / ST6000 range)
VHF Shipemate RS8100 Bi-di
New Raymarine autopilot (2016)
Emergency electric autopilot positioned


Zodiac hard bottom dinghy (hull connection - inflatable rings to be revised) 2000
Yamaha engine 5.5 HP (spare parts)

Safety equipment

Lifejackets (still in packaging)
Horseshoe buoy and floating cushion
Fire extinguishers to be revised
Gas foghorn
First aid kit


Aft gantry with davits, bracket for adjustable solar panels
Polyester trampolines (vinyl coated) 2005 in good condition
Winches Andersen (spare plates)
All maneuvers are done in the cockpit

Last bottom paint: May 2017, valves and thru-hull replaced

Main strengths

Very sturdy catamaran. Well maintained.

Last modified : 20/02/2019


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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